The following classifications allow volunteers to choose their level of involvement and training.
☐ Level one (1) volunteers are considered active members; meaning they will be active during emergencies and non-emergencies. Level 1 members are required yearly to volunteer (4) four non-emergency hours, attend one meeting, and participate in one additional training or exercise.
☐ Level two (2) volunteers are considered reserve members; meaning they will only be active in an emergency.
General member or specialty team member
Volunteers have the option to join one of the following specialty teams:
☐ General Team Member- no additional training required
☐ First Aid Team – CPR/First Aid training and certification required
☐ Mental Health Team- Psychological First Aid (PFA) training and certification required
Medical or Non-Medical
☐ Medical Volunteer- Licensed Kansas medical and mental health professionals
☐ Non-Medical- Any volunteer who does not hold a medical or mental health license
Several roles are involved in expanding the capabilities of the unit. Examples of medical and non medical volunteers needed are below along with possible activities.
Medical volunteers may include:
Emergency medical technicians
Mental health practitioners (psychologists, mental health counselor, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapist)
Nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants)
Physicians (including surgeons, medical specialists, osteopaths)
Non-emergency activities may include: Promote local public health campaigns, staff first aid stations at community events, provide health screenings at health fairs, distribute health and preparedness information at local events.
Emergency activities may include: Disaster aid response, provide surge capacity, augment medical staff shortages at local medical and emergency facilities, assist with the distribution or dispensing of vaccines or medication, assist with surveillance and notification, assist staging area staff, support the mental health of those affected by an emergency.
Non-medical volunteers may include:
First aid and CPR certified individuals
Interpreters or translators
Public Health Professionals
Security and safety
Supply and logistics managers
Non-emergency activities: Promote local public health campaigns, promote and recruit the Wildcat MRC, distribute health and preparedness information at local events, aid in administrative tasks related to the MRC.
Emergency activities: Administration work, disaster aid response, food inspection and services, security, sheltering staff, traffic direction.